Colorado springs are fickle and you never know when the next snow might be, but this week the warmth definitely has me feeling some spring fever! The trees are budding, the grass is starting to green up, and you are probably enjoying opening up the windows to let fresh air in. So now is the time to start thinking about your spring cleaning and maintenance checklist for your home. Just as you prepare your home for winter, it's important to tick off the checklist in the spring to keep your home in tip top shape and protect your investment!
Need some inspiration? Here's a checklist to tackle this spring now that we've got some good weather to look forward to!
Spring Cleaning Checklist
Clean out the garage.
Inspect the roof and gutter.
Power wash the outside of the house, including windows.
Drain all sediment from your hot water heater.
Donate clothes not worn for more than two years.
Wash walls using 1/2 cup ammonia, 1/4 cup white vinegar and 1/4 cup baking soda to 1 gallon of warm water.
Wash all inside windows. Vacuum out the tracks.
Vacuum/wash/dry clean all window coverings.
Dust and wash light fixtures and chandeliers.
Wash all knickknacks. Vacuum books and shelves.
Vacuum lampshades. Replace lightbulbs.
Deep clean shower, toilet, floor, and sink.
Inventory the medicine cabinet and toss expired medicines.
Defrost freezer (if needed) and wash out the refrigerator.
Clean oven and soak stove rings and drip pans.
Vacuum front coils and motor to remove dust and dirt.
Launder all blankets and bedding. Turn mattresses.
Move furniture to the center of each room and vacuum thoroughly. Shampoo carpets.
Have a garage sale.